Oh Mother ! Poem

I w­­­as sowed in a belly

Where my Spirit and body was formed

Without legs or hands but with a head

I became the form of a monster

Knowing nothing but to eat and sleep

Yet, I was carefully nurtured to growth

I can’t help, but to say

Oh mother!


Becoming a Little man

My world was no longer comfortable

I just must find another

With great strength, I ruptured my home

Not knowing the great pain I’ve caused

Yet, my arrival was anticipated with great Joy

I can’t help, but to say -

Oh mother!


An entrance to my new world

Not knowing what to expect

I stayed back to prepare for the worst

But a force pushed me out

And I cried, I’m not ready yet

Yet, I was welcomed with an embrace

I can’t help, but to say -

Oh mother!



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As a little man, that’s a baby

Not knowing what I need

But sense a desire

And I cry, what is wrong with me?

Well, that’s the only thing I can do

Yet, the same person fulfilled my desire

I can’t help, but to say

Oh mother!


Growing to a young man

Having been schooled, following order

But unaware of the adulthood sphere

Witnessing strange developments

My world is now as if it has ended

My peace was stolen in silence

Yet, she came to my rescue

I can’t help, but to say

Oh mother!


As a full grown man

Can I forget the embrace in joy of entrance?

But now distance have separated us

And duty have trapped me

I journeyed to see her

Seeing her warm smile and embrace

Made me remember her love and pain

I can’t help, but to say

Oh mother!


Abba Elijah also known as elijagod (elija_god)

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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria Author

Yes oh....

Mother's are truly great in their creation and i thank God for giving me the opportunity to have and enjoy the benefit of a mum.

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment on this hub HHARISHPRASAD


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Excellent tribute to greatness and selfless love of mother ! Abbaelijah, you have beautifully coined this poem with lofty words. Loved reading it. This is a precious jewel.


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks for the comment Beezcontent and Lauretta

Mothers are special and wonderful !


lauretta 3 years ago

really nice. good job


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beezcontent 3 years ago from 848 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107

Wonderful !!!


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Amen and Amen !

Thanks Suleima for the comment

The figure MOTHER is very important and very significant to me and to the world at large.


SULEIMA 3 years ago

LOVELY PEOM FOR OUR LOVELY MOTHER. GO D PROTECT YOU FOR EVER AND EVER


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks Sueswan, Vocalcoah Eiddwen and Sonia05 for all your comments, i love you all but God love you most !


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sonia05 3 years ago from india

beautiful poem! Mother's love is unconditional,selfless and pure as reflected in your poem.

simply wonderful!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is a very unique and most beautiful approach to celebrating our Mothers. I absolutely love it!

Brilliantly done and heartfelt. My own eyes clouded with tears. Thank you for this most lovely moment. Voted up and more plus sharing!


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Abbaelijah,

What a beautiful and delightful tribute to your mother.

Voted up away and sharing.

Have a great week. :)


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

thanks for reading and sharing your comment Vacation Trip  & Mhatter99 !


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

My mother was an interesting person but not a mother. That is why words like yours are important to me.


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks for the comment HendriKDB and Tillsontitan !


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

A beautiful journey through life and an equally beautiful tribute to your Mother.

Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.


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HendrikDB 3 years ago

Very good, and very appropriate for Mother's Day on Sunday!


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Great poem. Very heart touching. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks for been the 1st to comment !

Always exploring


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful indeed. Oh mother is truly a wonderful tribute to a love that lasts a lifetime and beyond. Thank you for sharing your inspiring poetry.

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